Vintage Faux New Haven Passenger Set

rsullivan
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Joined: December 14th, 2016, 3:36 pm

April 5th, 2018, 4:14 pm #1

I just received an email sale offer from Con-Cor and it included the following about one of their vintage (1990's) train sets.
     "Con-Cor has found in the back of the warehouse some of the cars used in our Collector Set 0001-8517 we made in the early 1990's (over 20 years ago). This is a non-powered display set only and only a very few are available. The original set made in early 1990's also had a other cars, but we have non of the other cars left, sorry. We also have no more of the Con-Cor Powered PA-1's, so this set has two dummy PA-1's. (Maybe you can find a Con-Cor powered PA-1 at a Train show or eBay etc. The shells would be interchangeable with these New Haven Shells. (Also note if you wanted to run on "DCC" you would need to get one of the Con-Cor PA-1's made after 2001 and have "Made in China" on the bottom of the fuel tank. Earlier Con-Cor PA-1's are NOT convertable to "DCC" use. This paint scheme on the New Haven was used from late 1940's and into the 1950's. No box for this set either, will come wrapped in soft plastic bubble wrap. Sold as a Complete set only and consists of 7 pieces as follows: #1) All items will come with authentic Micro-Trains operating couplers. #2) Consists of: - 2 "N" Con-Cor non-powered PA-1 (#0760 and #0781) - 1 Heavyweight Baggage Car ( Rivarossi tooling) - 2 Smooth side Pullman cars (Roton Point & Manomet Point) - 1 Dining Car (Myles Standish) - 1 Rear of train observation car (Bunker Hill)"
       Here is the picture of the train set that accompanied the ad.
Con-Cor N Scale Faux NH Train Set.jpg
Vintage Con-Cor faux New Haven Railroad passenger car set from the 1990's.
      The retail price is listed as: $249.98, and the sale price is listed as: $170.98. If any collectors of faux or non-New Haven Railroad items are interested, the ordering page is available at: https://www.con-cor.com/website/product ... -as-shown/. I'm not advertising for Con-Cor, who did an outstanding job with the NH's Comet in my opinion, but showing their old train set that they are stuck with and are trying to sell. I'm also sharing a faux moment in time with everyone.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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DBrion
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Joined: June 21st, 2006, 1:52 am

April 5th, 2018, 7:04 pm #2

I see shades of Athearn's folly of the late 1950's.  White roof ?!?!  What were they thinking?  😒  Why would they state that the motors could not be converted to DCC?  There are guys in my club that are geniuses with that sort of stuff - they can make anything run..
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jwcostello
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Joined: August 2nd, 2009, 9:45 pm

April 5th, 2018, 7:11 pm #3

Yes, for some reason I did not buy this set when they were released, so won't be looking for one now.  Still not worth $171...

Jim Costello  #L082
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Rodeo Joe
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Joined: November 17th, 2012, 6:57 pm

April 6th, 2018, 2:06 pm #4

I bought that when it first was released, I have it stashed away somewhere. Too bad the set I bought didn't have the Micro Train couplers. Not a lot of New Haven stuff back then, probably why I bought it. Con-Cor did a Cranberry set also.

Joe
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nhhe52
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Joined: March 26th, 2004, 12:19 am

April 14th, 2018, 11:17 am #5

If the coach roofs are silver it’s the OB car 1000 paint scheme.
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